COVID-19 update: More patient recovered, inbound tourism continues
15:16 | 20/02/2020
VGP  - A three-month-old baby was cleared of the virus and discharged from the Ha Noi Hospital for Tropical Disease this morning after 9-day treatment.

The baby has been treated at the Ha Noi Hospital for Tropical Diseases

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Viet Nam has confirmed 16 COVID-19 patients so far and 14 of them have left hospital after successfull treatment.

The rest patients, US citizen, and a worker, have been kept at medical establishments in Ho Chi Minh City and Vinh Phuc, respectively, for treatment with stable health status, said the Ministry of Health.

Specifically, the 73-year-old US citizen has been tested negative for the virus for five times and he is expected to be discharged from the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases on February 21.

Meanwhile, the worker, who was the 16th confirmed case in Viet Nam, has been quarantined at a medical establishment in Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc province. She is also in stable health condition.

Thanks to the Government's drastic measures, the epidemic has been controlled well and no new infection cases have been reported since the last case confirmed on February 13. 

At the same time, the Government tasked sectors, including tourism to explore all possible ways to mitigate impacts of the epidemic in order to realize development goals set for 2020.

At his meeting with Director General of the Viet Nam Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh, Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Kunio Umeda spoke highly of Viet Nam’s fight against COVID-19 epidemic, adding that Viet Nam has done better than Japan.

He said he would update his country’s competent agencies, business community and people about recent situation in Viet Nam.

Over the last days, Chan May Seaport in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue received two cruise ships with Bahamas nationality, Crystal Symphony and Silver Spirit, carrying nearly 1,300 passengers, mainly from Northern Europe, North America and Australia

All passengers shall be provided with medical checks in accordance with the current regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

According to statistics from the Ha Noi Department of Tourism, the number of visitors to Ha Noi has reached 50-70% of the time before the COVID-19 outbreak with a sharp increase of tourists from Europe.

The Ha Noi Promotion Agency (HPA) has been working with Japanese travel companies to welcome five groups of Japanese tourists via charter flights from February 19 to March 4./.

By Ngoc Van


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